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Friday, July 31, 2009
Clemson fans, meet 'Kyle Korn'

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Heather Dinich

Maybe that is the best option for Clemson coach Dabo Swinney -- a hybrid quarterback that includes the best qualities of both Kyle Parker and Willy Korn. Swinney joked at ACC media days that he was announcing "Kyle Korn" as his starting quarterback.

Parker has the stronger arm of the two (Swinney called it a "rocket"), but Korn can run and is the more experienced of the two.

"There's really more similarities than differences, which is a good thing for us," Swinney said.

One of the many things Swinney picked up this offseason on his trip to visit with the Texas staff is that Mack Brown told him he likes to get his second-team players in every game, usually on the third series. Swinney seemed to like that idea, and it could be a good way to find some separation at quarterback if the summer isn't enough time for that.

"I'm as anxious as you all are," Swinney said. "The team wants to see it be a fair competition. It's got to be fair, and it's got to be a competition. You can't fool these cats. They know."

Finding a starting quarterback is just one of several challenges Swinney will face in his first season as Clemson's full-time head coach.

"I've got enough to deal with," Swinney said. "I wish I had Tim Tebow. It would make my job a lot easier."